One of the easiest ways to loose a fish is to get so excited that you pull the fly right out of the fish’s mouth. This is no different for steelhead. Next time you feel a pull of a fish from a swung fly, rememer to bow to the fish.
What I mean is, instead of jerking the rod to set the hook, bow to the fish instead. Yeah, bow, like some cultures would bow to greet you.
Let me explain a little further.